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Pancakes ideas for your NEX: Konica Hexanon AR 40mm f/1.8

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Very soon the postman will ring on my door and deliver to me the just bought NEX-5n. But what I am missing in the current NEX lens lineup are pancakes! I’m googling around to find some nice pancakes I can use on my NEX and I thought it would be nice to share with you my findings!

The Konica Hexanon AR 40mm f/1.8:
Today I collected some news about the [shoplink 8845 ebay]Konica Hexanon AR 40mm f/1.8[/shoplink] lens. You can use it on your NEX via AR to NEX mount adapters ([shoplink 8844 ebay]Click here to find them on eBay[/shoplink]). The lens itself costs around $60 and you can find plenty of them (used) on [shoplink 8842 ebay]eBay (Click here)[/shoplink]. On your NEX this will become a 60mm f/1.8 lens. Almost a perfect lens for portraits! And it is really small for being that fast!

What I found:
A very nice set of image samples from “Panuraj” taken with the NEX-5 on Flickr (Click here).
Another set of image samples from “Flyingdate” taken with the NEX-5 on Flickr (Click here).
Test at dpreview forum: “Good news – the lens does not disappoint! Solid all-round performance. It is ever-so-slightly soft at full open aperture – more of that slightly ‘dreamy’ quality some of these older lenses tend to have (I can even see that being something that can be played with and used), but quickly gets extremely sharp at only 2 stops down or so.

What do you think:

Should Sony launch a series of f/1.2 (or faster) FE lenses for creative use?

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Ebay links:
[shoplink 8845 ebay]Konica Hexanon AR 40mm f/1.8 (Click here)[/shoplink] [shoplink 8844 ebay]AR to NEX mount adapter (Click here)[/shoplink]

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